Bonobos belong to the genus Pan, along with chimpanzees, however, they are a species distinct from chimpanzees. “Monospecific,” the bonobo is one species with no subspecies.
CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED
Bonobos live in central Africa, south of the Congo River. The river separates them from their genetic relatives, the chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Bonobos live in dense forests with trees of different heights, and they can even be found in swamp forests that flood during the rainy season. Most of what we know about wild...